The New Indian Express - Odisha - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:45:55 +0530 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:04:17 +0530 Odisha RCM Students’ Strike Enters 67th Day’-Strike-Enters-67th-Day/2014/04/19/article2177280.ece We will call off the strike only after the previous batches (since 2009) get their original certificates and receive the registration numbers from BPUT Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:25 +0530’-Strike-Enters-67th-Day/2014/04/19/article2177280.ece BJD Leaders Keep Fingers Crossed There will be three vacancies in the Rajya Sabha from the State if the three BJD members of the Upper House contesting the elections win Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:23 +0530 2014 Election Throws A Surprise: Voters' Turnout Makes High Jump The surge in voter turnout in the State in the General Elections has pleasantly surprised poll pundits. The overall turnout of 74.3 per cent is the highest in six elections that the State had been witness to in the last two decades. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:22 +0530 EVM Tampering: Khurda DEO Meets Parties, Resolves Matter The allegations about EVM tampering were sorted after the District Election Officer (DEO) scrutinised the complaints in the presence of the political parties here on Friday Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:22 +0530 EVMs Seized Near BDO's House Block Development Officer assaulted by BJP, Cong workers; BSF personnel resort to lathicharge Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:19 +0530 Bonai MLA in More Trouble over Pending Case of PS Burning Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:19 +0530 Polling Officials of Puri Cry Foul Government officials and teachers deployed in the election duty have accused the district election officials of depriving them from exercising their franchise. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:19 +0530 Transforming Designs into Six Yards of Beauty The young weavers are very imaginative and innovative. All they need is devotion, patience and perseverance Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:19 +0530 Jajpur Registers 75 Percent Polling The average polling in the simultaneous polls in Jajpur district was 75 per cent. While Sukinda Assembly Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:18 +0530 ‘Killer’ Interceptor Missile Test Soon‘Killer’-Interceptor-Missile-Test-Soon/2014/04/19/article2177257.ece The two-stage PDV interceptor will be powered by solid propellants and is fitted with an innovative system for controlling the vehicle at an altitude of more than 150 km Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:15 +0530‘Killer’-Interceptor-Missile-Test-Soon/2014/04/19/article2177257.ece Students’ Help in Awareness Drive Raises Voter Turnout’-Help-in-Awareness-Drive-Raises-Voter-Turnout/2014/04/19/article2177258.ece The month-long efforts of district administration to create voters’ awareness and motivate people to exercise their franchise in this election paid off with the increase in the polling percentage. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:15 +0530’-Help-in-Awareness-Drive-Raises-Voter-Turnout/2014/04/19/article2177258.ece Cong, BJP Accuse BJD of Indulging in EVM Tampering Referring to the incident at Marshaghai, Mishra alleged that many EVMs were kept at the residence of Marshaghai BDO Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:14 +0530 Religious Practices Worsen Water Woes in Parched Ganjam Even as Ganjam district reels under water scarcity in this summer, unhygienic use of water bodies for religious beliefs has worsened the situation. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:12 +0530 Female Voters Equal Male Counterparts Out of 12,62,642 voters listed in the district, 9,33,722 participated in the polling including 4,47,198 female voters Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:12 +0530 Delay Escalates Rukura Medium Irrigation Project Cost by 5 Times The Rukura Medium Irrigation Project continues to face road blocks. After a wait of three decades, the project was started in 2011. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:11 +0530 Mayurbhanj Dist Records Highest Polling at 82 Percentage Khurda, Odisha’s most urban district, reported 56 per cent polling, the lowest. The overall turnout in Bhubaneswar stood at 43.25 per cent Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:11 +0530 It's 71.20 Percent in Cuttack Cuttack has surpassed its 2009 voter turnout by recording an admirable 71.20 per cent in the district that went to polls in the second phase on Thursday. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:11 +0530 State to Provide More Funds for Development of Rural Areas As 2014-15 will be last year for utilisation of funds recommended by the TFC, the State Government has decided to expedite expenditure Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:08 +0530 OSFC to Cut 50 pc of Staff Continuing to be in the red despite organisational restructuring measures, the Orissa State Financial Corporation (OSFC) is set to undergo drastic downsizing in a last ditch attempt to tide over financial difficulties. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:08 +0530 Light and Sound Hope for Heritage Sites If things go as planned, three famed heritage sites of Odisha - Dhauli, Khandagiri-Udayagiri and Konark - may get the much-awaited light and sound shows by Dussehra this year. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:07 +0530 Women Power to Decide Candidates’ Fate’-Fate/2014/04/19/article2177260.ece Political parties may not have fielded sufficient women candidates in the elections held on Thursday, but their votes, it seems, hold the key to success of candidates in Balasore district Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:58:57 +0530’-Fate/2014/04/19/article2177260.ece Posco Knocks at PMG's Door over Mining Licence Posco’s Rs.53,000 crore steel plant in Odisha has run into another hurdle with the company again approaching the (PMG) over delay in issuance of the captive iron-ore mining licence. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:57:34 +0530 Cong, BJP Accuse BJD of EVM Tampering The Congress and BJP on Friday accused the ruling BJD of indulging in booth capturing and EVM tampering with the help of the government machinery to ensure its victory in several constituencies during the second phase polls in Odisha. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0530 First Timers All Gung Ho about Voting The faces of first time voters brimmed with excitement and joy as they exercised their franchise here on Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:38 +0530 Stray Violent Cases Mar Polls in Jagatsinghpur A few stray incidents of violence marred the polling process in four Assembly segments of Jagatsinghpur district on Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:35 +0530 Zero Repolling in Eight Booths Not a single voter turned out in eight of the 15 polling stations in Maoist-hit areas where repolling was held on Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:35 +0530 CBCS Lands Utkal in Dilemma as Posts Remain Vacant Utkal University finds itself in news for wrong reasons once again. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:34 +0530 Heavy Turnout for Repolling at Booth Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:34 +0530 Voting Brings Warring Groups Together After a gap of seven years, 52 families who were ostracised from their village Dhinkia returned to cast their votes on Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:34 +0530 Record Voting by PWDs in Cuttack Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:32 +0530 SPCB Experts Visit Stone Crusher Unit Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:31 +0530 Rs 4.37 Lakh Robbed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:31 +0530 Potato Price Goes Up, Again In the election cacophony, one thing that has gone unnoticed is the soaring price of potato. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:30 +0530 Police Team Helps Them Cast Votes Eight voters of three Dalit families in Puri’s Birakesharipur under Satyabadi Assembly constituency were able to exercise their voting rights on Thursday, thanks to the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:30 +0530 EVMs Damaged at 5 Booths in Niali Cuttack district recorded around 65 per cent turnout of voters, even as polling was marked by EVM damage at several places and arrest of one woman Corporator of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) for allegedly doling out cash for votes. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:30 +0530 2nd Phase: Odisha Logs 70 Percent Polling At least 70 per cent voters turned out to exercise their rights in the second and final phase in Odisha where 11 Parliamentary Constituencies and 77 Assembly segments went to polls on Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:27 +0530 Capital Records Lowest Voter Turnout in State Be it social media awareness, decked up model polling booths or kiosks set up to help with voting arrangement, these measures could not break the mould of urban apathy towards voting in the Capital. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:27 +0530 Farmer Dies of Electrocution Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:27 +0530 Girls Who Rare to Dare A rarity, the all girl dare devilry team in the city has brought glory to the State at recognised forums Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:26 +0530 Cynosure of Film Writing Alaka Sahani, Best Film Critic award, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:24 +0530 Tapping Feet to Flamenco Flamenco is a passionate dance form mostly known for its foot stomping, sweeping hand movements, clapping and intricate body movements Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:24 +0530 Director's Cut Writer, actor and director Rajat Kapoor shares the idea behind his latest film Aankhon Dekhi, journey so far and upcoming projects Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:23 +0530 Translating Dreams to Canvas The three-day annual art exhibition ‘Together’ showcased creations of artists, veterans and youngsters, on one platform recently Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:23 +0530 Students Show the Way In a noble step, students of the SCB Medical Public School have donated ` 2,000 to an engineering student admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital with serious kidney disease. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:23 +0530 Former Corporator Under Scanner Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:20 +0530 Congress Stares at Worst Show in Its History OPCC president Jayadev Jena and Union Minister Srikant Jena are under attack from partymen, who are baying for their heads Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:20 +0530 BJD Violated Code by Issuing Ad: OJM Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:20 +0530 25 Percent More Fund for Bailey Bridges The State Government has agreed to provide additional 25 per cent of the project cost in advance to two Central public sector units (PSUs) for construction of 72 Bailey bridges in four tribal dominated districts before the onset of monsoon. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:19 +0530 Collector Order on Heat Wave Measures With the mercury soaring to 38 degrees Celsius in the city, Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Choudhary has directed the officials of different departments to take necessary measures to protect people from sunstroke. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:17 +0530 Polling Stopped in 3 Booths Violence marred the second phase poll in Cuttack Sadar and Niali Assembly segments on Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:17 +0530 Koraput Bypoll Peaceful Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:17 +0530 For 104-year-old, It's Still A Serious Affair Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:16 +0530 Faulty Voting Machines Delay Polling in Jajpur Polling started late in many parts of the district due to malfunctioning of EVMs. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:14 +0530